Executive Committee

Kourtney Gibson, B.B.A. '03


Kourtney Gibson oversees all brand building efforts at Loop Capital Markets, in addition to cultivating and enhancing major strategic client relationships across the firm’s various business lines. Gibson is also a CNBC contributor. She previously served as the president-elect for the UM Alumni Association and is involved in many Chicago-based organizations.

Frank R. Jimenez, B.S. '87</span

Immediate Past President

Frank R. Jimenez is a member of Raytheon’s senior leadership team and participates in the operational management and strategic planning of the company. Jimenez has served in a variety of senior executive, leadership and legal positions in both government service and in the private sector. He graduated from the University of Miami and Yale Law School.

Devang Desai, A.B. '97, J.D. '03


Devang B. Desai is an experienced lawyer and partner at Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo. In the past, he’s served as Interim Ombudsperson and Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs at the UM. He has also served as president of the UM Law School Alumni Association and is active in many organizations.

Bill J. Fisse, B.B.A. '75, M.B.A. '77

Vice President

Bill J. Fisse is a 38-year Citi HR Executive. Bill’s passion is implementing human capital strategies that are aligned to the business to help build a high performing organization. He previously served as a Director on the UM Alumni Association Board. He is a self-described foodie and an avid sports and travel fan.

Cynthia D. Hudson, A.B. '84, M.A. '97

Vice President

Cynthia Hudson oversees all aspects of CNN's Spanish-language media businesses. She has won numerous awards, including eight Emmy awards and a Presidential Award from The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). She holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree in communications from the University of Miami.

Robert J. Munch, A.B. '73

Vice President

Since 2016, Robert J. Munch has served on the Board of Directors of NuStar Energy L.P. He spent 40 years in senior executive positions in the financial services industry before retiring in 2013. Munch is a member of the University of Miami’s President’s Council.

Katie S. Phang, J.D. '00

Vice President

Katie S. Phang is a partner on Berger Singerman’s Dispute Resolution Team, where she represents a diverse group of clients. She has more than 18 years of trial experience and has been recognized as a Top Lawyer in Corporate and Business Law by the South Florida Legal Guide. She is also a legal contributor for NBC News/MSNBC.

Maribel C. Wadsworth, B.S.C. '93

Vice President

Maribel Wadsworth oversees USA TODAY’s consumer business. A veteran journalist, Maribel has more than 20 years with Gannett and has held a variety of roles at community news organizations. She previously served as Director on the UM Alumni Association Board. She is a member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Liza Winkeljohn

Executive Director of Development and Volunteer Leadership